Bite and Booze by Jay D. Ducote

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Penderyn Single Malt: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Penderyn Single Malt Whisky
Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky made it to the final four of the Raise a Glass Whisk(e)ys of the World Tournament, but it didn't do nearly as well during our latest taste test.  The spirit from Wales rang in with a fairly average score, suggesting that perhaps it had an easier road in the bracketology.  The pale-colored whisky's nose comes across as slightly metalic with light aromas of honeysuckle.  On taste it is by all means good, but not great.  It is smooth with biscuity malts.  Penderyn brings a low heat and lingering warmth on the finish.  I likened it to a little kid on the good whisky playground.  James noted that Penderyn is too rough to be an Irish while while only being a shadow of a Scotch.  Despite being stuck between the two, Jeremy still proclaimed that Penderyn is solid and by all means the best Welsh whisky.  It certainly is approved to add to your collection.

Penderyn Single Malt

73.25 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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